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Why add this perfectly struck Australian Year of the Dog 1/2 oz. Silver coin to your collection?
This silver bullion coin produced by the Perth Mint honors the 2018 Year of the Dog, representing the eleventh release of the Lunar Series 2, a twelve-year celebration of the animals associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar calendar. The 36.60 mm diameter coin is struck from 1/2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver.
Charming German Shepherd Scene
The reverse, created by Perth Mint Designer Ing Ing Jong, depicts a cluster of Chinese peony flowers and the Chinese character for dog hovering above a beautifully detailed German Shepherd and its young lounging in a field of grass. "YEAR OF THE DOG" inscribed below, the Perth Mint's "P" Mint mark at right.
The right facing likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse, as designed by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "2018," along with the coin's weight, purity and denomination.
Perfect Mint State 70, NGC Year of the Dog Label
This 2018-P Australia Lunar Series 2 Year of the Dog 1/2 oz. silver coin was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for grading within the first thirty days of its release date. The exceptional coin is sealed in an NGC holder with the specially designed Year of the Dog certification label declaring the coin among Early Releases, with a perfect grade of Mint State 70.
This flawless 1/2 oz. Silver 2018-P Australian Year of the Dog coin belongs in your collection!
This 2018-P Australia Year of the Dog 1/2 oz Silver Lunar (Series 2) $0.50 Coin NGC MS70 ER Year of the Dog Label is proudly minted by the Perth Mint. The Perth Mint was established in 1899. Today it produces popular series, including the Kookaburra, Koala, and Kangaroo series.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Year of the Dog Label|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||German Shepherd With Pup Lying in Grass|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Ing Ing Jong|